Security Essen, the international trade fair planned for 22-25 September 2020 is cancelled due to the unforeseeable developments of the COVID-19 crisis.
“Against the background of the unchanged dynamic situation – the organizers say from Essen – and the worldwide travel restrictions, there is currently no planning security given that is required for the serious preparation of all fair participants. The customer expectations and the performance promise of the international trade fair of the security industry cannot be fulfilled under the given circumstances. The decision to cancel the fair was taken by Messe Essen in close consultation with the partner associations”.
The next edition of Security Essen will take place at Messe Essen from September 20 to 23, 2022.
As an international platform of the security industry, Security Essen is the trend-setting showcase for innovations every two years. Thus, numerous world market leaders had already confirmed their participation in the trade fair as well as the reputable congress and supporting program.
“The anticipation of this year's edition and the new concept of Security Essen was great among all those involved, the more difficult it was for us to decide to cancel the fair – explains Oliver P. Kuhrt, Managing Director of Messe Essen. – However, the current dynamic situation and the continuing global travel restrictions unfortunately do not permit serious preparations for the fair. As a result, our exhibitors and visitors and also we as the organizers lack the planning perspective which would have been a prerequisite for the customary professional staging of Security Essen this September.”
“The cancellation of Security Essen 2020 is the result of a prudent and careful evaluation of the current situation which we have undertaken together – adds Norbert Schaaf, Chairman of the Management Board of the Federal Association of Safety Engineering (BHE) and Chairman of the Security Essen Advisory Board. – Since the majority of our fair participants come to Essen from abroad, we had to act with particular prudence. Due to the unclear worldwide development of the Coronavirus pandemic and the associated uncertain travel planning, there was unfortunately no alternative in the end”.
by the Editorial Staff